Enemies Abound

Enemies abound,

lurking in the darkness,

Hiding around corners,

Hiding in the shadows,

shadows left by tiny light

of pale moon and stars,

stars that on this night

are very few,.

Enemies abound,

Hardly know they´re there,

so cunning are they,

Harmless, gentle souls,

refusing to believe it,

Yet true it is....... Enemies abound.

They are all around,.

The slightest sound,

gives fright to all,

Visibility almost nil,

swirling mist like

smog from ages past.

Smog so thick, a thiefs´delight,

Jack the Ripper,

Criminals all.

Enemies abound ,

not only The Front Line,

where foes are there expected,

No, enemies abound,

in the stillness of the night.,

lurking in the darkness,

waiting to give you fright.!!



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billybuc 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

I was torn between thinking this was a Halloween poem and a commentary on modern society. Whichever, it is well done my friend. Some great image conjured up with your phrases, and the cadence makes for some easy reading.


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Dim Flaxenwick 3 years ago from Great Britain Author

Cheers, billybuc,

It had nothing to do with Halloween. Modern society, warfare in deserts etc.,.....that´s what gives me the creeps, these days. You never quite know who the enemy is.

so glad you liked it, anyway.

Thanks so much for commenting.


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billybuc 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

I loved it, Dim; I was afraid to go with that interpretation because that's how I think....the darkness of today's society....and I guess I figured that colored my perception of it. I think it was a simply wonderful poem and so accurate as a mirror of today.


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TToombs08 3 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

This is why I trust no one and seldom go out after dark. :) Nicely put, dim.


Janhorner 3 years ago

Oooh! A wee bit scary but just right for Halloween; which is just around the corner. Well done, voted up,

Jan


Sarra Garrett 3 years ago

Great poem Dim and voted up. It reflects what our society is going through now


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Dim Flaxenwick 3 years ago from Great Britain Author

Hi TToombso8,

Thanks for stopping by and commenting. I appreciate it.


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Dim Flaxenwick 3 years ago from Great Britain Author

Thank you JanHorner,

Glad you found it a wee bit scary.


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Dim Flaxenwick 3 years ago from Great Britain Author

Hello Sarra Garrett,

Thank you for visiting my page and leaving a comment. I agree it reflects so much of our failing society today.


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Curiad 3 years ago from Lake Charles, LA.

The enemy is closer than most think, It is as you say, all around, it is government, it is society's acceptance of unjustified power.


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Dim Flaxenwick 3 years ago from Great Britain Author

Wonderful comment, Curiad.

Thank you.


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rcrumple 3 years ago from Kentucky

We are surrounded by enemies in today's world, as you show so well. Besides those we normally think evil, politicians and big business tend to be just as guilty and sometimes even more evil in their ways. Great Job!


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Movie Master 3 years ago from United Kingdom

A great piece of writing Dim, brilliant - Voted up/awesome


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Micky Dee 3 years ago

They're all around ...maybe here.


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Dim Flaxenwick 3 years ago from Great Britain Author

Dear rcrumble, I like the way you think.

Thank you very much for such a compliment in your comment


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Dim Flaxenwick 3 years ago from Great Britain Author

Thank you Movie Master, Wonderful comment.


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Dim Flaxenwick 3 years ago from Great Britain Author

MICKY !!!!!! Good to see you. Thanks for the comment. Creepy as always. Love you, man. Hope all is going well with you and your lovely fiance.


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

Enemies abound ,

not only The Front Line,

where foes are there expected,

No, enemies abound,

in the stillness of the night.,

lurking in the darkness,

waiting to give you fright.!!

Oh how effective;great words and thank you for sharing this great chiller.

Eddy.


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Dim Flaxenwick 3 years ago from Great Britain Author

Thanks Eiddwen,

I thought it was a bit short, but if it had an effect, then we´re OK...

I apreciate all your support.

have a good day.


Vincent Moore 3 years ago

Our cities are filled with thugs waiting to pounce and take lives. They want to spread the fear into all our souls, the brave ones venture out, while the timid stay inside. Life is full of adventure, I don't stay in for anyone. Defending my right to live in peace, if not given to me then I will defend till my last breath against the plunder in our streets. Yes indeed my friend, enemies do abound, but we must kick them to the ground and not let them claim the night. Peace and blessings I send you this night. Beautifully put.


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Dim Flaxenwick 3 years ago from Great Britain Author

Wonderful comment., Vincent. Thank you.

Hope you are well. Take care.

Dim


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epigramman 3 years ago

...yes dear Dim there are even 'enemies' and ' wolves in sheep's clothing' here at the Hub, believe it or not , because let's face it - wherever there are people you just know that shite is gonna happen - lol - yes your manifesto here of poetic concern reminds me of the headlines in the daily newspapers and the visuals on the 11oclock news - thank you for getting under my skin with this fabulous thought provoking piece - sending you very warm wishes and good energy and hoping that your fall season so far is pleasant, happy and safe. 11:09pm


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Dim Flaxenwick 3 years ago from Great Britain Author

Hi my dear hubfriend Epi,

Thank you for the lovely comment.

Good wishes right back at you. Tues.almost. 5. p.m. here.


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Alastar Packer 3 years ago from North Carolina

Things out there in the middle of the night make a strong man die of fright. Eerily ambiguous Dim. It's even more chilling being blind to all that may be unknown and all around you. One can feel the shiver, the growing sense of dread.


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Dim Flaxenwick 3 years ago from Great Britain Author

Eerily ambiguous.......... What a great phrase. Thanks so much Alastar.

Take care.


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Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

Yes, THE enemy has been around for thousands of years and so his great skill at deception to divide are very real and ever-increasing in this brutal world, as the enemy knows his time is short, and he will plant those false imaginations into one's brain in the darkness of night.

I do not like speaking much of the enemy, so as to glorify him in any manner, but he is real.

He hates love, and will do all that he can to divide people, even a whole nation, as that is his speciality ----sheer deception and lies.

We must remove the veil from over our eyes, to be mindful of the enenmy's presence and put on that full armor of God.

Voted Way Up

God bless. In His Love, Faith Reaper


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Dim Flaxenwick 3 years ago from Great Britain Author

Hello Faith Reaper,

Thank you for the most understanding response to my hub I´ve had.Without our suit of armour from the only true God, I fear we would all perish.´

So pleased to meet you on hubpages


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Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

Thank you so much, how nice of you to state such. I am humbled by your words. Please to meet you her as well. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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